St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School students have played their part in Clean Up Australia Day.
Students of essential workers who attended school on Friday were involved in the clean up, with the rest of the students to be given the opportunity to take part when they return today.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Assistant Principal, Religious Education and Arts Teacher April Roth said the school saw Clean Up Australia Day as a great opportunity for students to be more environmentally aware.
“Clean Up Australia Day is a great opportunity for our students to be involved in an environmental community activity,” she said.
“As a Catholic School we are also called to be Stewards of our Earth and to care for our common home.
“This activity was driven in the school by our Green Team who always look for opportunities to respond to the call to care for the environment, agreeing that this was the perfect event to kick off the year.
“Our Green Team has implemented in our school REDCycle, Composting, Battery Recycling, Bee and Butterfly Garden, Plastic Bread Tag recycling, Veggie Garden, Popper and Can recycling, Used plastic pens for recycling and paper recycling.”
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School students Elijah, Charlee and Oscar said the day was important to them ensuring the environment we live in remains clean.
“It is important we clean up the environment so that animals that live here have a clean habitat to live in,” they said.
“We want to make sure animals like turtles don’t eat the rubbish and die.
“It’s also good to make sure we have a nice clean school.”
A Clean Up Australia Day school clean up is a great way to inspire and teach students about the impact of rubbish on their local environment.
You can find out more about Clean Up Australia Day here.
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